BIMobject® - the creator of BIMscript® and LENA - announces today full support for the IFC format in its development solutions. IFC, (Industry Foundation Classes), is a global standard for BIM, developed by buildingSMART®. It plays the significant role of common file format for project delivery between different software solutions in the BIM process for all government requirements in the building industry.
Until now, it has been very cumbersome to develop individual objects with rich property sets, considering that export functions to IFC from the main CAD and BIM software were targeted at exporting a complete building project. This changes today by having IFC built in natively in our server infrastructure on bimobject.com. It now means that BIMscript and LENA can automatically generate objects as IFC files with a rich set of properties, and also be optimised after what should be included in the file. It also means that any update on IFC is made available quickly by just updating the IFC component on the server, making all BIM objects developed in BIMscript future-proof.
BIMscript is an intelligent format that describes products with multiple variations, textures, materials, LODs (level of developments) and product logic. It means that we generate the IFC 2x3 file dynamically from the webGL product preview and configurator. In practical terms, it means that any number of static IFC objects are created dynamically from the intelligent product configurator on bimobject.com.
"BIMobject is very proud of this solution and as it supports openBIM®, it is the first cloud-based developer solution that enables a single source of truth and allows maintenance, updates and version control. This also solves the challenge for BPMs to integrate COBie and IFC-based object files," says, Ben O'Donnell, CTO BIMobject.
BIMobject® is a game changer for the construction industry worldwide with its cloud based Portal offering development, maintenance and syndication of digital replicas - BIM objects - of manufactured building and interior products.
The marketing and pre-sales services associated with the Portal are channelled and integrated, through specialised software, into CAD/BIM applications to create a business-to-business communication across the globe.Manufacturers use BIMobject® to promote and deliver their products directly into BIM processes enabling their products to be selected and generate a real improvement in sales.
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